Dr. Linda R. Park

Professor of Education
Director of Accreditation and Continuous Improvement

Dr. Linda R. Park
School of Education
Campus Center (CC) 214
(248) 218-2130


  • Ph.D., Reading and Language Arts, Oakland University
  • M.A.T., Reading and Language Arts, Oakland University
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Oklahoma Christian University

Courses Taught

  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Content Reading and Assessment
  • Children’s Literature
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Writing Workshop
  • Diagnosis and Differentiation in Reading (graduate course for Michigan Department of Education)

Honors and Affiliations

  • Member, Michigan Association of Reading Professors
  • Member, National Literacy Conference
  • Member, International Reading Association
  • Editorial Review Board, Michigan Reading Journal
  • Reading Practicum Coordinator with Rochester Community Schools
  • Co-Chair, Rochester College accreditation process, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Member, Rochester College Teacher Advisory Committee
  • Member, Madonna University Teacher Advisory Committee


Dr. Linda Park began her career as a classroom teacher in grades 2 through middle school and, eventually, served as a building principal. She has professional and research interests in preparing pre- and in-service teachers to be highly effective educators of literacy in K-12 schools. Linda is married to David Park, CFO at Rochester College, and enjoys reading, listening to music of all genres, watching sports, nature walks, and anything related to animals. She and David share a home with five special Chartreux cats, Lucy, (T.S.) Eliot, Ezra (Pound), The Great Gatsby, and Harper Lee, whom they show at regional cat shows.

Publications and Presentations

  • Doctoral Dissertation: The Role of Discussion Group Interactions in Supporting the Development of Reflective Thinking and Responsive Reading Instruction in Preservice Teacher Candidates
  • Presenter at Lawrence Technological University’s Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Alignment Project: “Assessment and Equity in Science Education”